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National Gallery of Canada

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Address: 380 Sussex Dr, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 9N4 , Canada
Phone Number: 613-990-1985
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Thu 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Wed 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Dating back to 1880, this visual arts museum holds in trust a collection...
Dating back to 1880, this visual arts museum holds in trust a collection of European and Canadian paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings and photos.
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The building itself is marvellous, and the contents match the building. This time there were very worthwhile exhibitions of the Daphnis and Chloe lithographs by Marc Chagall... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

The building itself is marvellous, and the contents match the building. This time there were very worthwhile exhibitions of the Daphnis and Chloe lithographs by Marc Chagall, photographs by Frederick H. Evans, and a small exhitbition of works by Mary Pratt. We stayed in the Rideau Chapel long enough to hear the entire 40-voice motet by Tallis, Spem in Alium,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

I was extremely impressed with both the building itself (it's a work of art itself) as well as the variety of art shown. I went for the free Canada Day, but they had their special exhibition still set at the regular price :( I liked that it featured a lot of great Canadian artists as well as classical Europeans like... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I always enjoy my visits to the National Gallery. The building, and its contents are superb. Bonus - they have a free night every week. I would also recommend the eatery. Delish!

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Ottawa, Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Since I am a resident of Ottawa this was not my first visit to the Gallery. Others have commented on the building itself and the location so I will refrain from adding additional words of admiration. I do recommend catching the Alex Colville exhibit while you can. It reflects a long life well lived. In addition to the (sorry for... More 

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Ottawa, ON
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Just the glass entry is stunning as you walk up the ramp to the exhibits. The natural light throughout the gallery is brilliant design of Moshe Safde. Excellent collections and we enjoy the special exibits often this one being Alex Coleville. Louise Bourgoise Maman spider is well placed outside and a photo favorite. The inside garden is a peaceful place... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This was my fifth visit and I continue to be impressed. If you're a history buff, you enjoy the Canadian art galleries. I am a fan of the Group of Seven and the museum has some impressive holdings from these artists. The building was decked-out for Christmas. The museum is free on Thursday nights and on Canada Day. Well worth... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Her painting depicting saran wrap will completely amaze you! Alex Colville exhibition was wonderful, especially his view of animals!

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ottawa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

The Gallery is not only a wonderful building but the Alex Colville Exhibit is wonderful spent 3 hours just looking at it well worth a visit....also the museum is open free on Thursday nights for the regular exhibits also the cafateria is cheap and good grub

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Loved the Colville exhibit but the architecture alone is worth going for. Stunning national treasure. All Canadians should see this. The Group of Seven and the Rideau Chapel also amazing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

This retrospective of Alex Colville's work is very impressive! If you are unfamiliar with his work, some of the paintings (like the horse galloping towards the moving train) will haunt you after you leave. Although he may not have painted in a style that you like, it's hard to deny the mesmerizing quality of his work. By the way, my... More 

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Additional Information about National Gallery of Canada

Address: Address: 380 Sussex Dr, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 9N4 , Canada
Phone Number: 613-990-1985
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa>  > Byward Market Area
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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